The Bvlgari Serpenti collection is a breathtaking meeting of haute joaillerie and haute horlogerie. From the very inception of humanity, the time of Adam and Eve, Greek and Roman mythology, the snake has been a symbol for sin and desire. Graceful, but deadly, the snake lends itself perfectly to the excesses and extravagance of extreme luxury. The house of Bvlgari, most renowned for their outstanding accolades in the world of fine jewellery, have scaled new heights of sensuality with their snake inspired Serpenti collection of high jewellery watches.
History of an icon
The unmistakable fluidity and wrapped bracelet of the Bvlgari Serpenti collection of watches has become synonymous with the Bvlgari name, and has come to represent the power and elegance of the quintessential Bvlgari woman. Since its creation in the 1940s and 1950s, the Serpenti collection has moved through various and vastly different renditions, the most recognizable and prominent of which is the characteristic Bvlgari Tubogas version, with its un-soldered, single-piece bracelet crafted using the patented gas tube technique for which it is named.
From the understated steel or leather strap models to the enamel, steel and gold versions, and finally the decadent jewel-encrusted high jewellery versions, the Bvlgari Serpenti has evolved throughout its history to find appeal with every kind of watch aficionado.
The newest rendition of the Bvlgari Serpenti, the Seduttori flawlessly lives up to its name and is the ultimate seducer. Available in four exceptionally opulent models, the new line of Serpenti watches feature the secret watch concept, with the head of the snake being lifted to reveal the dial.
The Serpenti Regal Festa Two Heads is a one-of-a-kind bangle-watch with a unique double-headed serpent. The piece features an 18K white gold case set with brilliant-cut diamonds and a white gold hidden dial set with 82 brilliant-cut diamonds. The two heads are adorned with 2 pear-shaped emerald eyes, one round-cut emerald which measures approximately 6.08 carats as well as brilliant and marquis cut diamonds. The 18K white gold bracelet is set with 555 brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 15.08 carats.
The Serpenti Seduttori I has a 36mm curved case in 18K pink gold and a pink gold secret dial set with 85 brilliant-cut diamonds. The single serpent head bears 2 pear-shaped emerald eyes, 5 marquis-cut diamonds, 2 pear-shaped tanzanites, a pear-shaped violet garnet and a round cut emerald. The 18K pink gold bracelet is set with 163 brilliant-cut diamonds weighing roughly 7.40 carats and 35 baguette-cut tourmalines which collectively weigh about 2.45 carats.
The Serpenti Seduttori is also available in 18K white gold, with the dial set with 85 brilliant-cut diamonds and the serpent’s head decorated with 2 pear-shaped ruby eyes, 198 brilliant and marquise-cut diamonds and 5 pear-shaped rubies set in a flower motif. The 18K white gold bracelet sparkles with 375 brilliant-cut diamonds which highlight deep red of the 35 baguette-cut rubies set into it.
In its final variation, the Serpenti Seduttori 18K white gold bracelet watch features the 2 pear-shaped ruby eyes and a striking faceted emerald weighing approximately 11.37 carats seated atop the serpent’s head like a crown. The bracelet contains 317 brilliant-cut diamonds and 35 baguette-cut diamonds which elevate this horological wonder to new heights of desirable excess.
All the pieces in the collection feature a quartz movement and bear the Bvlgari logo.
The new collection of haute joaillerie Bvlgari Serpenti watches, painstakingly crafted in the brands own Atelier is the ultimate indulgence. As much a piece of jewellery as it is a timepiece, the independent and discerning women of today will undoubtedly find the space (and the bank balance!) to encircle her wrist with this motif of the very highest standards in haute horlogerie. With a focus on glamour and the hypnotic appeal of its inspiration, the brand has yet again touched the deepest desires of the modern woman.